The Welsh Government is looking to improve the aspects of sustainability of buildings in Wales through the Building Regulations.
In July 2014 the Sustainable Buildings national planning policy and related TAN22 guidance was withdrawn. The stated intention was to look at incorporating the key non-energy elements (i.e. not Part L) of the Code for Sustainable Homes/BREEAM into the Building Regulations. The subsequent review identified a number of components as having potential for incorporation into Building Regulations.
This consultation contains proposals for:
- changes to Part G – Sanitation, Hot Water Safety and Water Efficiency
- the introduction of Part Q – Residential Security Part Q – Unauthorised access
- non mandatory guidance on the content and presentation of information to householder for new dwellings
- changes to the Approved Documents.
CIOB Wales have made a response following member input which can be accessed below.
Related Link: Building Regulations Sustainability Review